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Angus Reid

Canada’s best-known and longest-practicing pollster

One of Canada’s foremost pollsters, Angus Reid is the Chairman of Angus Reid Global. He has been in the polling business for more than 40 years.

Angus has written numerous columns on economic, social and political issues and well as the best-seller Shakedown: How the New Economy is Changing our Lives.” He has a B.A. and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Manitoba, and in 1974 he received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa.
Over the past four decades Angus Reid has been the recipient of several awards and honours including a Canada Council Doctoral Fellowship, the National Health Research Scholar Award, the Davidson Dunton Award for Carleton University’s graduate of the year, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Services Category), and the annual award of distinction from the Canadian Public Affairs Association. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Manitoba (1996), Simon Fraser University (2002) and Carleton University (2008). In 2010 he was inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Fame. In 2012 the Canadian Sociology Association created the “Angus Reid Award” for outstanding practitioners in applied Sociology in Canada.

A speaker, commentator and author, Dr. Reid has delivered hundreds of addresses to professional and business audiences in Canada and around the world. Angus Reid online polls on emerging social and political trends are regularly featured in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. In the 2010 U.K. general election Angus Reid polled for The Economist.

Angus Reid was the founding chair of the Canada Center advisory board of the Washington based Woodrow Wilson Center. In addition he has served on the board of the Public Policy Forum, the Rick Hansen Institute and the CKNW Children’s Fund. In 2003 Reid created the Angus Reid Foundation which supports higher education and health services in Canada. More recently Reid founded the Canada Monarcha Foundation to bring a Canadian presence to charitable activities in Mexico. Angus Reid lives in West Vancouver with his wife Margaret.
President Trump's America Still Loves Canada. Mexico, Not So

President Trump's America Still Loves Canada. Mexico, Not So Much.

A national survey of a cross-section of 1,500 voting-age Americans, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute in the days leading up to the inauguration, reveals a strong attachment to Canada among the U.S. public, while Americans hold a decidedly different attitude toward their country's other neighbour, Mexico.
01/20/2017 04:14 EST
Online Polls Are Better Than Phone Surveys in Almost Every

Online Polls Are Better Than Phone Surveys in Almost Every Way

I've been a pollster for 40 years. Internet polling enables us to explore subjects once very difficult, if not impossible, to cover via telephone surveys. Further, online polling provides opportunities to put video and photos in front of people for truer reactions.
03/27/2015 05:53 EDT
Is Edward Snowden a Hero or a Traitor? (History Will Determine Your

Is Edward Snowden a Hero or a Traitor? (History Will Determine Your Answer)

The Snowden affair reflects the realities of the cyber age. Technology has made it easier than ever for our governments to monitor our communications, eavesdrop on other governments, and store that information, all in the name of public safety. However, our reactions to what Edward Snowden did by exposing these practices are based on tradition.
10/30/2013 10:11 EDT